“I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins” (Isaiah 43:25).Text — Isaiah 43:24-27
Our passage is about the Lord’s mercy on hard-hearted people.
These lyrics, written by Rev. Johnson Oatman Jr., clearly express God’s mercy as follows:
Praise the Lord, there is mercy in heaven,
In that land where the sun never sets,
For our Savior forgives not as mortals
When we bowed at the footstool of mercy
When we knocked on the door to get in
Jesus not only freely did pardon
But forgave and forgot every sin
Not as mortals forgive one another
But our Jesus forgives and forgets.
The sins of the people in our text had so multiplied and accumulated that God finally declared, “thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.” God is not indifferent to sin. He is just and holy, and frowns greatly upon sin. The good news is that although God hates and punishes sin, He has made provision for the sinner to be forgiven, and promises to forget forgiven sins. If you are living in lust, anger, stubbornness, or any secret sin, ask God for pardon; He will wash and make you whiter than snow.
God hates and punishes sin
Have you accepted God’s gracious offer of forgiveness?
Prayer for today
Lord, I confess my sins to Thee, make me clean.
God is love indeed
God’s love is wonderful